Pegolesi’s La Serva Padrona  describes the relationship between a master and his maid.  We relocate the scene to a modern scientific lab. Professor Uberto is a geek, an avid bachelor whose entire world is the laboratory. Serpina is his research assistant – young, wild and lively. They have an ongoing power struggle. Tempers run high in the lab, but also passion, and the rivalry becomes love.

Research Assistant Serpina: Ye’ela Avital
Professor Uberto: Ehud Shapiro
Violin and research assistant: Gilad Hildesheim
Harpsichord: Marina Minkin
Music: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Recitatives are replaced by spoken text
Libretto: Gennaro Antonio Federico
Director: Shirit Lee Weiss

Singing in Italian with English subtitles.
The performance is about 1 hour without intermission.

From Research Assistant to Professor’s Wife

The scientific version of Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona

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